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FUT Birthday Team 1 revealed in FIFA 20: Mbappe, Hazard, Rashford, more

Published: 27/Mar/2020 18:11 Updated: 27/Mar/2020 20:42

by Connor Bennett

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With the FUT Birthday celebrations finally hitting FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, EA SPORTS has revealed an all-new set of cards that are sure to find a place in your club – if you can afford them or are lucky enough to pack them.

For the past few years, EA SPORTS has been celebrating the launch of Ultimate Team with FUT Birthday. The promo, which is an annual in-game celebration, is designed to celebrate FUT’s roots – which stem all the way back to FIFA 2009.

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With FIFA 20, Ultimate Team is in its 11th year and is still going as strong as ever – despite a few in-game issues creeping in every now and then – and a global health crisis that has seen the shutdown of all sports. Despite that they, EA SPORTS are marching on with their FUT Birthday celebrations, releasing a new batch of cards on March 27 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

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FIFA fan-favorites are rewarded with the FUT Birthday promo.

The idea behind this promo is not to just boost certain cards’ stats but to also upgrade either their weak foot or skill moves to a much higher rating.

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For example, Kylian Mbappe’s FUT Birthday card features a five-star weak foot, Eden Hazard’s has five-star skill moves, and Manchester City right-back Joao Cancelo now boasts both five-star skill moves and a four-star weak foot.

In total, the developers have released 18 new cards as part of Team 1, which means there will be a second set rolled out next week. So, let’s take a look at this first squad in-full. 

FUT Birthday FIFA 20 players

EA SportsPlayers 1-8 of FIFA 20 FUT Birthday Team 1.
EA SportsPlayers 9-15 of FIFA 20 FUT Birthday Team 1.
  • Mbappe (94) – five-star weak foot
  • Hazard (94) – five-star skill moves
  • Griezmann (92) – five-star WF
  • Rashford (90) – five-star WF
  • Haverts (90) – five-star WF
  • Muniain (89) – five-star WF
  • Sissoko (88) – five-star WF
  • Saint-Maximin (88) – five-star WF
  • Hernandez (88) – five-star SM
  • Cancelo (87) – five-star SM & four-star WF
  • Guerreiro (87) – five-star WF
  • Lozano (87) – five-star SM & four-star WF
  • Djene (87) – five-star SM
  • Correa (86) – five-star SM
  • Gaitan (85) – five-star WF

FUT Birthday FIFA 20 SBC and objectives

As well as the all-new cards that can be found in packs, EA SPORTS have also dropped a few other bits of content into Ultimate Team.

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There is a new squad building challenge – SBC – that will reward you with a 90-rated Mesut Ozil card that features both four-star skill moves and a five-star weak foot.

Ozil FUT Birthday SBC: requirements, cheapest solutions, total cost, and more

There is also a set of objectives that, once completed, will allow you to unlock special Bellarabi and Paqueta cards – though it will be untradable and locked to your club.

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Bellarabi & Paqueta FUT Birthday Objectives guide

The FUT Birthday Team 1 will be in packs, SBCs, and Objectives until Friday, April 3, after which Team 2 is expected to drop.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

FIFA 21 TOTW 2
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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.